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Top Backpacks -- Back to School 2016-17

For the last few years I've given my top picks for the best in "Back to School - Boys & Girls Backpacks." This year I've decided to change things up a bit thanks to the wisdom of my outspoken 8-year-old son. With the simple statement of "Mommy, there's really no such thing as boys and girls backpacks. Show More Summary

My Job Is to Dress Like a Princess - and It's as Magical as It Sounds

Ali Williams always wanted to be a princess, so she turned it into a career.

20 Reasons Moms Can't Wait For 'Back to School'

It's Back-To-School season, so we asked moms in the app how they felt about it and what it meant to them. Their answers lead to this list of 20 reasons moms can't wait for "Back-To-School": Quiet! Lots of quiet. I'm happy that...Show More Summary

This Teacher's Back-to-School Rap Would Make Any Kid Excited to Go to Class

Every teacher has their own unique way of starting off the new school year, and for Mr. Dwayne Reed, that something is a rap. Instead of sending a "boring, old, 'Welcome Back' newsletter," the first-year teacher posted a video to YouTube...Show More Summary

A 9-Year-Old With a Pacemaker Was Held Up at the Airport by 18 TSA Agents

Nine-year-old Chille always goes through alternate screening at the airport because a pacemaker implanted in his heart doesn't allow for him to go through metal detectors. However, last week at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix,...Show More Summary

Watch This Dad Transform His Daughter's Room With an Epic Disney Mural

Adam Hargreaves is a mural artist based in the UK who professionally transforms bedrooms and living spaces with his bespoke art. When tasked with designing his daughter's room, however, Adam went above and beyond to create one magical Disney mural. According to his Instagram, Adam started the project months ago in June and just recently completed it. Show More Summary

Be a Role Model: Find a Healthy Balance with Media and Technology

Post by The Stir Bloggers. We've all seen that dad yakking away on his cell phone at the playground while his 3-year-old resorts to increasingly desperate measures to get his attention. We've also been that parent. We answer emails, update Facebook, take a conference call, and try to get in that one last text. Show More Summary

'I just loved the policy': Mom sings praises of teacher who eliminated homework

"I hope that my students spend the extra time with their families... becoming happy, healthy, and balanced individuals."

Stepping into a Blended Family

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m divorced and have three children from that marriage. I’m engaged to a great guy and we’re very happy. The one trouble area is that he never seems quite comfortable around my kids (he doesn’t have any of his own) and...Show More Summary

Airlines Are Refusing to Refund Tickets to Zika-Infested Areas When Customers Find Out They’re Pregnant

Suddenly becoming pregnant will not necessarily get you out of paying for that plane ticket to a Zika-infected area. More » Airlines Are Refusing to Refund Tickets to Zika-Infested Areas When Customers Find Out They’re Pregnant is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

You'll Be Mesmerized By These Stunning Photos of 1 Newborn Doing the Breast Crawl

Before documenting her client's delivery, birth and breastfeeding photographer Leilani Rogers met with the mom-to-be to see if there were any moments in particular that she specifically wanted photographed during labor. For this expecting...Show More Summary

Jamie Oliver's newborn son has a special name — and it's a blast!

Jamie Oliver and wife Jools welcomed a new addition to their family two weeks ago — a baby boy. And now we know the little guy's unique moniker.

If Your School Prank Involves Cruelty to Animals, You’re Just the Worst

Releasing animals into the school is not clever or original, it's just cruel and dangerous to the animals. More » If Your School Prank Involves Cruelty to Animals, You’re Just the Worst is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

How Did Thurgood Marshall Get His Name?

One-hit wonder baby name Thurgood appeared on the charts the year Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall passed away.

5 Creative Ways to Leave a Note in Your Kid's Lunchbox

This back-to-school season, send your little student off with a sweet message - but we're not talking about the average sticky note. Use toothpicks to poke a message in a banana, wrap a juice box in a funny joke, or use permanent markers to draw on string cheese wrappers. Show More Summary

Teen's adoption proposal is captured in emotional, viral video

After having her mom's boyfriend as a stepparent her entire life, a teen asks him to adopt at her high school graduation party.

The Adoption-Shaming Of Simone Biles Is Why I Never Open Up About My Own

I'll always remember the day I found out I'm adopted. I was 7 when my mother revealed the news. I had a distinct routine that I followed every day after school: I would go to my room, immediately replace that day's school clothes with pajamas, and get started on my homework. Show More Summary

3 Places Families Should Make Phone-Free

Post by The Stir Bloggers. You're sitting down to dinner and -- buzz, buzz! -- your phone starts vibrating. You're driving your kid to practice and -- beep, beep! -- a call comes in. You're tucking your kid into bed and -- squawk, squawk! -- an app begs to be played. Show More Summary

TV shows from your childhood that you can still watch today

If you love getting all nostalgic and telling your kids about life in the good old days when you were young, you might like to introduce them to your favourite childhood TV shows. The good news is, many of the old favourites are still around on Netflix – some in their original form, and others as […]

Pregnancy Can Be Hard -- And Other Shocking Life Lessons

Acculturated Avra Siegel, formerly Deputy Director of the White House's Office of Women and Girls, has a scoop that's garnered a lot of social media attention: Pregnancy entails unpleasant physical side effects that can make working hard. Show More Summary

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